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No More Excuses: Time to Move Forward on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON - August 12 - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina released the following statement after the United States Senate reconvened on Thursday to approve $600 million in additional border security spending:
- A worker visa system that protects American workers and reflects our economy’s actual labor needs in the 21st century and beyond;
- A plan under which undocumented workers who have built up lives here can remain and eventually earn citizenship if they pay taxes, learn English, and get right with the law;
- An end to immigration backlogs that separate families;
- An accurate employer verification system that protects privacy and worker rights; and
- Improved border security.
The United States Congress has now acted in a bipartisan fashion to put more personnel and technology at the border.